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American College of Veterinary Pathologists
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Translational science and research offers opportunities beyond traditional work as a veterinary pathologist.
In 1995, Laura Richman was working as a veterinary pathology resident at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., when she and her colleagues faced an unusual case. A 16-month-old elephant named Kumari had died mysteriously after a 5-day illness. Read more.
Scientists Identify Site Where FMD Begins To Infect Cattle.
Scientists have identified where the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) begins its infection in cattle, which may lead to the development of new vaccines, according to a new report by the United States Department of Agriculture. Researchers found that after just six hours of exposure to the FMD virus through the cow’s nasal passages, the virus selectively infects epithelial cells in the nasopharynx, a specific region of the cow’s throat.
Research published in the November 2010 issue of Veterinary Pathology is gaining some national press. Learn more here. For a full copy of the abstract, go to:http://vet.sagepub.com/content/47/6/1048.abstract
What's really happening with aquatic ecosystems?
The tides, they are a-Changing. The BP oil spill has shed global light on both the complexity and fragility of aquatic ecosystems. Even before the spill, there was a new paradigm in toxicology. For some, frogs are becoming the canaries in the aquatic “coal mine.” Noted researcher Mac Law will be sharing some disturbing information on what’s happening in our oceans – and why we all need to care. Read his findings.
Emerging diseases are making a comeback.
The resurgence of Lyme disease, the plague and smallpox are causing problems around the world. Yes, the plague is making a comeback in domestic and wild cats. What do we need to know to protect our families from these scourges? Understanding how the diseases transmit from wildlife to humans is a critical link to protection. Todd Cornish and Sarah Hamer are available to shed light on what we need to know about these growing problems. Learn more here.
Exotic species hold special fascination, but are being decimated by disease
Tasmanian devils and some elephant species are being devastated by disease. Why should we care? Scientists shared information about the potential extinction of Tasmanian devils and elephant species at the recent ACVP annual meeting. Here are some important points to consider. Learn more.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services enforses dozenof laws and treaties in just one crime lab.
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is in charge of enforcing dozens of laws and treaties, including the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. For all this, the service has just one official crime lab. It's the only lab in the world dedicated to crimes against wildlife. Read more.